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August 2019 marks 400 years since the first documented landing of enslaved Africans to what would become the U.S. We've curated a list of books and videos that address the history of slavery and the impacts it still has on society today.

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Cincinnati's first Black Librarian isn't who it was originally thought to be. Reference Librarian Keloni Parks uncovers the true history, exploring her life, career, and legacy.

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Reference Librarian Stephen Headley on the exciting discovery of newspaper columns from the late 1800s that highlight prominent African Americans in Cincinnati.

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In the early-to-mid 1900s, the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County had two branches for Black community members, the Douglass Branch Library in Walnut Hills and the Stowe Branch Library in the West End. Relics from this history are on view at the West End Branch during May.